This year’s ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the ‘under 5 million passengers’ category went to Cork Airport, which was recognised for its support to passengers with reduced mobility, its strong community engagement, and safety and security indicators including its recent Drone Awareness Campaign.
The judges also highlighted the airport’s €4 million investment in food & beverage facilities that promote local products, its recent route network expansion, and status as the most punctual airport in Ireland in 2018.
This is the second win for Cork Airport at the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards, having also won in its category in 2017.
“Anyone who uses our airport at Cork knows we pride ourselves on the smoothness and friendliness of the passenger journey,” says Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director, Cork Airport. “This is all down to the staff based at Cork who work round the clock 365 days of the year, through good weather and bad, to make that journey friendly and easy. This year we are Ireland’s most punctual and fastest-growing airport with eight new routes and 10% passenger growth year-to-date. Our excellent team at Cork will continue to work really hard to deliver a great airport experience and grow connectivity further for the benefit of business and tourism in the South of Ireland.”
Cork Airport is in its fourth consecutive year of growth and has an expanding route network of over 50 direct routes to the UK and Europe, along with daily long-haul connectivity through major European hub airports for passengers from the South of Ireland. In total, 2.6 million will use Cork Airport this year.